Android

Evernote app can now scan business cards

Evernote has always been one of the most widely used note-taking apps in the mobile world today. It's a favorite of journalists and just about anyone who has OCD in writing and organizing. The Android version of the app was recently introduced to include business card scanning. This brings business card exchange to a whole new level. It's not just about swapping cards--you can now easily scan the card so details are stored on a phone immediately.

Pushbullet now supports universal copy & paste

Who knew that the ‘copy & paste’ function could still be improved? Pushbullet was able to innovate it and has released the Universal copy & paste. It was officialy released two months ago but the developer has been working to enhance the program by adding support for Firefox and Chrome as browser extensions for it to work on Linux and Mac. Previously, the function is available only with Windows-powered computers.

Android 5.0 encryption brings storage performance issues

While the US government is trying to convince tech companies and the media that encrypted devices are bad news because they can protect criminals, there might actually be a more technical reason to be wary of this new practice, at least under certain circumstances. Popular tech site AnandTech has just released results of their storage performance benchmarks, revealing a drastic drop in read and write performance on devices running Android Lollipop. The culprit? Full Device Encryption that is enforced in new devices running that version of Android.

Gorilla Glass 4 now has better drop resistance and protection

How many seconds off of your life has dropping your smartphone on the pavement caused you? Someone should do a study about that, as this is probably one of the causes of cellphone anxiety. Corning, the makers of the Gorilla Glass which most likely is the one your smartphone uses to cover its pixels, has just announced the arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. The newer version of their screen will apparently now have better drop protection and will help your heart not to race so much when you hear the thud of a dropped phone.

Amazon Game Studios outs Tales from Deep Space misadventure

In case you haven't heard, Amazon formed its own game studio, creatively named Amazon Game Studios, to develop exclusive content for its Android devices. The subsidiary has already produced a number of titles, most notable of which is perhaps To-Fu Fury. And here they are with yet another one, yet again a tried and true puzzle platformer in the form of Tales from Deep Space. And like the To-Fu, the plot isn't something you have to take seriously, but it can still lead to some serious fun, especially when experienced with a friend.

Motorola Spotlight Player releases 3rd interactive animated story

For Moto X users who have the Motorola Spotlight Player, a video app exclusive to them, waiting for the newest featured animated film has been tedious, but maybe some would say worth it. The third feature has finally arrived on the device and is a beautiful coming-of-age short animated film that hearkens back to the age of hand-drawn animation, but with an interactive element that is possible through Motorola's technological advances on its flagship device.

Pebble firmware update: more languages, more notifications

While other newer smartwatches have been coming out with more advanced features, some people still prefer the "classic" wearable design and functionality of a Pebble. Whether it's because of its platform flexibility or its ease of use and function, it still has a place in the market amidst the Android Wear and Tizen devices out there. A new firmware update brings more languages and notification options for users, to keep up with their continually growing international base as well.
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